Month: February 2017

After 130 Years, Harvard Law Review Elects a Black Woman President

After 130 Years, Harvard Law Review Elects a Black Woman President CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It has been 27 years since the first black man, an older student by the name of Barack Obama, was elected president of the…

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21 Most Successful Black Entrepreneurs Throughout History

21 Most Successful Black Entrepreneurs Throughout History When Black Enterprise magazine was first published in 1970, the American economic landscape was in a period of transition that resulted from the U.S. Civil Rights Movement; the outlawing of de jure racial…

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16 architects of color speak out about the industry’s race problem

16 architects of color speak out about the industry’s race problem Long before a divisive presidential election proved race and creed remain flashpoints in American society, issues of racial representation had leapt to the fore in a number…

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Alice Neel’s Love of Harlem and the Neighbors She Painted There

Alice Neel’s Love of Harlem and the Neighbors She Painted There “I love you Harlem,” the American painter Alice Neel wrote in her diary around the end of World War II, and really, she loved everything in it….

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Uptown Soul Lounge Celebrates One Year Anniversary

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On Friday, February 24, The Elixir Media Group‘s Uptown Soul Lounge series will celebrate its one year anniversary and pay homage to black history and iconic artists who have harnessed the power of being unapologetically black. This milestone event will take place…

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Fourth-Generation Harlem Artist Challenges What It Means To Be An American

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In artist David Shrobe’s multimedia work “Guerrilla Tactics,” the edge of a gold picture frame knocks up against a curved slice of mosaic nestle… Read more: Painting, Art History, Black History, Harlem, Arts News

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Afropunk: Feeling Black Activism’s Joy, and Its Pain

Afropunk: Feeling Black Activism’s Joy, and Its Pain As Black History Month commemorations start to wind down, one festival is just gearing up. Afropunk the Takeover — Harlem, running from Tuesday through Feb. 25, will celebrate black culture…

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Multimillion-Dollar Manhattan Panoramas

Multimillion-Dollar Manhattan Panoramas Mike Tauber, a photographer, shoots luxurious homes for architects, real estate companies and developers. Most of his pictures show elegant interiors, but he’ll also turn his back on a sunken living room or paneled library…

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21 Striking Photos Of Black Millennials Who Declare ‘We, Too, Are America’

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This Black History Month, HuffPost Black Voices is declaring “We, Too, Are America” and we held an event in Harlem on Monday to acknowledge and ce… Read more: Arts and Entertainment, Black Lives Matter, United States, Black History…

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